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president is now speaking in front of the united nations. we'll have it streaming for you live on foxnews.com. that does it for us today. jenna: america live starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a historic moment. we're minutes away from remarks that could set the stage for a new battle in the middle east or an opportunity to stop iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. welcome to "america live", everyone, i'm megyn kelly. the prime minister of israel is expected to speak at the united nations any moment now as his nation faces ever increasing threat from iran. prime minister netanyahu is expected to fus on the red lines he says need to be drawn regarding iran's nuclear development. recall he could not reportedly get a meeting weather our president to sit down and discuss these issues but he will have a very big microphone when he appears at the united nations moments from now and we will will all hear what his mayesage is. david lee miller is live at the u.n. for us. david lee? >> reporter: megyn, speaking right now at the united nations is the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. after
to speak at the united nations any moment now as his nation faces ever increasing threat from iran. prime minister netanyahu is expected to focus on the red lines he says need to be drawn regarding iran's nuclear development. recall he could not reportedly get a meeting weather our president to sit down and discuss these issues but he will have a very big microphone when he appears at the united nations moments from now and we will will all hear what his mayesage is. david lee miller is live at the u.n. for us. david lee? >> reporter: megyn, speaking right now at the united nations is the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. after he speaks we expect one more world leader, the representative from slovonia. in all likelihood benjamin netanyahu will take to the podium. he is here within the building behind me at united nations. he arrived at the united nations 40 minutes ago. reporters asked him when he entered the building what he would say today, he responded simply saying, listen to my speech. as you rightly pointed out it is expected he will specifically address red lines where they nee
. according to the white house, the senior advisor, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, acting on the information she had when she initially called the attack "spontaneous." >> obviously you will know more two weeks after an event than a week after the event. as the ambassador rice, that was the information from the intelligence community, the same information provided to congress. we new have stipulated this is a terrorist attack, it came from the intelligence agencies. the investigation has continued. we obviously are making the information known. >>shepard: the chairman of the house homeland security security committee is calling for archeries to resign over her initial assessment of the attack. the republican vice presidential candidate, paul ryan, says the white house response is part of a bigger problem. >> their response was slow. it was confused. it was inconsistent. they said it was a youtube video and a spontaneous mob. we know it was a planned terrorist attack. this was one tragic incident, that would be a tragedy. the problem is, it is part of a bigger picture of th
minister benjamin netanyahu, calling on the united states and united nations to draw a clear red line on iran's nuclear program and former ambassador john bolton. also, shelby steele on how group and identity politics is shaping this presidential election. turning back to the president's so-called new economic patriotism, the polls and what we can expect over the final 40 days now until election day. clinton adviser, fox news political analyst, doug schoen. also, ed rollins, former reagan political director, it's good to have you with us weather thank you very much for having me. lou: let me start with this new theme. we can all agree that the president has a thing called forward i want to understand, if you will, the motto or mitt romney. this is a man ready to sell himself. you don't get to be president simply because you have a combination of democratic election. he has 30 days at this point in time. i would not mention the present. everyone knows this president has failed and nobody's going to google for this president thinking that he has been a great president. lou: i have never
-qaeda, libya, and the statements by the administration, go to what's happening at the united nations. >> uh-huh. lou: the president declines any bilateral meeting with any world leader this week. he gives a speech. will be interesting to hear your take on. he moves off to campaign while morsi and ahmadinejad basically talk about embracing the world and creating a new architecture for world government. what do you make of that? >> that's scary, isn't it. the leader of the free world, who, a year ago, was talking about the world that he envisioned, the great democracy is now at the united nations cringing to talk about the murder of the american diplomats, that it's not our fault, but a reaction to a youtube video. i mean, where was president obama? he didn't sound like a great world leader, but on the other hand, you have the new president of egypt, and what did he talk about? he talked about a new policy towards the middle east. he talked about egypt having a bigger role in the world, and then there was ahmadinejad of iran. that's his swan song. he's not addressing the united nation, and he
across oceans of cultures and deeply invested in the international cooperation that the united nations represents. today, we must reafell our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killer. >>shepard: the attack came during a spike in anti-american violence in north africa some in response to the amateur anti-islam video that marked mohammed. the president today said the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video and condemned the backlash. he defended the constitution from protecting the trite practice free speech. >> americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views we disagree with. we do fault do so because we support hateful speech but because our founders understood without such protection the capacity of each individual expressed their own views and practiced their own faith could be threatened. >>shepard: the president addressed the ongoing nuclear stand off with iran during accusations from republicans, including governor romney, that president obama's policies have not slow
allies and our enemies at the united nations john assembly. the president started the speech with a tribute to the ambassador to libya, christopher stevens, a couple weeks after he was assassinated along with three other americans on u.s. soil at the consulate in benghazi. the date was 9/11. >> chris stevens embodied the best of america. he built bridges across oceans of cultures and deeply invested in the international cooperation that the united nations represents. today, we must reafell our future will be determined by people like chris stevens and not by his killer. >>shepard: the attack came during a spike in anti-american violence in north africa some in response to the amateur anti-islam video that marked mohammed. the president today said the u.s. government had nothing to do with the video and condemned the backlash. he defended the constitution from protecting the trite practice free speech. >> americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views, even views we disagree with. we do fault do so because we support h
place among the community of nations as a full member in the united nations. and up for it was voiced by against this political, diplomatic, peaceful step aimed at saving the peace process by asserting its basis and foundation. however, our endeavor was aided by the fact that the overwhelming majority of the countries of the world supported and continue to support our application. i see not even a single reason for denying this request. yet, when the countries of the world had the opportunity to declare their stance without any vetoes last autumn, they voted. they voted despite enormous pressures and strong support of the acceptance of palestine as a member of unesco -- a year has passed. palestine, the homeland of edward said, is planning a role in new unesco, high responsibility and professionalism. palestine is committed to international conventions and is cooperating with all states to advance the objectives of the organization. it is providing a model of what a positive, constructive contribution in international organizations would be. in order to enhance the chances for peace,
much. happening now, a speech to the world. president obama at the united nations goes in depth on the turmoil in the middle east. also, mitt romney talking aid, trade and more drilling down on foreign policy. we're going to hear what he's saying. and the news many homeowners have been waiting for years to hear. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a brief break from the verbal sparring, the white house race. president obama stepped back in the global spotlight in new york today addressing the united nations assembly. he spoke at length about the turmoil in the middle east touting diplomacy and coalition building as the solution to the crisis to the region that's been vexing his administration. jessica yellin is traling with the president in new york. jessica, give us an update. what did the president say? >> reporter: wolf, when the president spoke here he had two major audiences, a global audience and a domestic audience. voters listening now to foreign policy issues with a new ear and a new eye after this violence in libya. and the president addressing it all
will address the united nations on yam kippur. and call for a new world order and israel, too. and here is president obama's response to this. >> make no mistake, pa nuclear armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained, threaten the elimination of israel, the security of gulf nations and the security of global economy and that's why the united states must do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> and that's president obama speaking at the u.n. yesterday and ahmadinejad speaks today. in the next hour, the american muslim's response from the american islamic forum for democracy. joining us at 10:15. and elizabeth warren making headlines again, but do you remember this? >> in this country, who got rich on his own, nobody. you built a factory out there good for you, but i want to be clear, you moved your goods to markets on the roads to paid for. >> the woman who started the income envy debate with that rant. turns out she was getting paid by a steel company and that against the unions. could it be true? and that's not all. questions whether she's licensed t
at the united nations general assembly. that will happen at 10:00 eastern. big moment for the president because critics have been saying he should have been more focused on the dramatic events that have been unfolding including the murder of four americans at our consulate in libya. governor romney hitting the president on the campaign trail for referring to the turmoil going on there as bumps in the road. >> there are extraordinary events going on in the middle east. considering those events either one of them or all of them collectively as bumps in the road shows a person who has very different perspective about world affairs than the perspective i have. i think this is time for america to exert leadership. this is not something we're doing in the middle east. frankly the course we're on domestically left so many people behind. i think we have to take a very different course than the course that has been followed last four years. bill: we're going to take this course. team fox coverage. chief political correspondent carl cameron. carl, i want to start with you, romney and the president both s
with this fox news alert of the president obama just wrapping up his address to the united nations general assembly. the president challenging the international community to confront the causes of violence erupting across the muslim world and delivering a stern warning to iran saying the united states will do what it must do to prevent tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. we're going to have reaction to the president's u.n. address coming up in just a moment. first though, brand new stories and breaking news. >> the deadly west nile virus outbreak across our country is now getting worse. with one state hit very hard, the new efforts to stop the virus right in its tracks. >>> wild weather killer floods and mudslides are forcing more than a million folks out of their homes. we're live with that story. >>> plus a new first for the mars rover as its robotic arm reaches out to touch a huge rock on the planet. now the rover on the move again. where it is headed next and why the trip is making history. it is all "happening now.". jamie: first back to our top story, violence in the middle east
to issue any strong condemnation of the protest, instead called on the united nations to lead a charge to make illegal for anyone, anywhere including here in the united states, to insult the prophet muhammad. listen to this. >> you can never condone violence. the international community must not become silent observer and should criminalize such attacks that destroy the peace of the world and endanger the world security by misusing freedom of expression. >> reporter: once again, bill, that is the leader of one of our supposed allies, calling on the u.n. to pass laws that would trump the united states constitution. bill? bill: jonathan, thanks. we'll be back in touch when there are headlines today as expected. jonathan hunt at the u.n.. martha: take a look at the u.s. economy this morning. there is a new report that has some not very good news on this. families are seeing a lot less money in their paychecks according to this new report. it finds the median household income fell by 1.1% to under $51,000 last month. you take a look at the chart on this since 2009 and it is not a pretty pi
this morning a showdown at the united nations as we await two of the most highly anticipated speeches of the entire week at the u.n. general assembly. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. palestinian president mahmoud abbas both scheduled to speak a few hours from now. we await the headline which one already this morning. i'm bill hemmer. martha: i'm martha maccallum. mahmoud abbas is expected to recognize the state of palestine will netanyahu will push action on iran. it was a 24 hours ago president mahmoud ahmadinejad stood in the same spot. he lashed out against israel and the united states. >> translator: the current abysmal situation of the world and history due mainly to the wrong management of the world and the self-proclaimed centers of power who have entrusted themselves to the devil. bill: david lee miller now is live at the u.n. and what can we expect to hear from the israeli prime minister after he left israel late yesterday? david lee, good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill. it is expect the by many that israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will es
this morning, the eyes of the world will be on president obama as he speaks to the united nations general assembly on its opening day. the president is expected to address the recent violence in the middle east, the u.s. consulate attack in libya and issue a new warning to iran about its nuclear program. >> but president obama is not meeting one-on-one with any of the world leaders. he had 13 bilateral meetings last year. cnn foreign affairs reporter is with us. what can we expect from the president's speech this morning? >> obviously the president is going to touch on some of the big issues out there. he's going to talk about syria and how to contain the crisis there and get president bashar al assad out. he has to address the last couple of weeks, the consulate attack in libya but more importantly, the raging protests that have gone through the middle east, these anti-american protests. secretary clinton was speaking to the clinton global initiative yesterday and previewed what the president was going to say about the need to not have extremist hijack the arab spring. let's take a liste
the honor to welcome to the united nations his excellency ahmadinejad, president of iran. [applause] >> in the name of god, the merciful, all praise belongs to allah, the lord of the world and make peace and blessings be among the greatest profits and his progeny. hasten the emergence of your children. grant him good health and victory, make us his best companions and all those who attest to his rightful ness. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, i thank god for having the chance to participate in this meeting carried the have gathered here to work together and build a better life for the entire human community and our nations. iran, the lead the glory and beauty, the land of knowledge, culture, wisdom, and morality. the great deal -- the cradle of -- the land of sophists -- the land of scientists, writers, masters. i represent a great and proud nation that is a founder of human civilization. and an inheritor of respected universal values. i represent a conscious nation dedicated to the cause of peace and compassion. a nation that has experienced the agony and bitter times of the ag
busy news day. president obama on the world stage at the united nations just wrapping up a speech, and it started and ended with the killing of u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens. you will recall the ambassador was murdered along with three american colleagues during an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th. the president praised stevens for his service to his country. he vowed to bring the killers to justice. mr. obama's remarks ending just moments ago carried live on cnn. he also spoke out about all of the religious extremism in the middle east and elsewhere around the world, specifically making mention to that extraordinarily offensive video. have a listen. >> i have made it clear that the united states government had nothing to do with this video, and i believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity. it is an insult not only to muslims but to america as well, for as the city outside these walls makes clear, we are a country that's welcomed people of every race and every faith. we are home to muslims who worship across our c
attended the united nations general assembly in new york, but at different times. the white house insisted it was a scheduling issue, not a snub. no meetings, no handshakes. but today a follow-up phone call that a senior administration official told cnn lasted more than 20 minutes. in a statement released by the white house, the conversation included "a range of security issues," the president reaffirmed his commitment to israel security. and the two leaders were in full agreement on preventing iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. prime minister netanyahu has been pressuring the u.s. to lay down a so-called red line on iran that would prompt military action. at the u.n. he used a prop to drive home his point. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> reporter: while some have accused the prime minister of pressuring the president to help gop nominee mitt romney, mr. netanyahu has said his actions are not tied to the u.s. political calendar. the white house downplays any friction between the two leade
more on his address before the united nations general assembly. top. >> a very nice day. yes, the clouds have arrived. here are the numbers, 76 and 53. nice, 77 and 59. record high 95. record low 39. six of the last ten nights downtown have been in the 50s. we'll come back and we have showers on radar. we'll talk about that and maybe a thunderstorm. >>> plus, the struggling senate campaign of missouri republican, todd aiken, not only is he not going away, it looks like he's picking up support. those stories and much more still ahead. >>> today is the deadline for todd aiken to withdraw from the race. members of his own party, including presidential candidate, mitt romney, are urging him to withdraw. it's the result of an interview where women can shut down the whole thing in order to avoid pregnancy. not everyone is distancing themselves from aiken, including newt gingrich. >> i don't see how any national republican and good conscious after tomorrow has any choice except to say, the choice is the republican nominee where senator mccaskill, i am for the republican nominee. >>
. jonathan hunt is at the united nations again today. jonathan, any chance of concrete action from the u.n. on this? >>jonathan: very little from the u.n. itself. on the sidelines of this week's united nations general assembly, there is a meeting going on right now here in new york city of the so-called "friends of syria" group. secretary of state, hillary clinton is at the meeting and she has announced today there will be an extra $45 million sent by the united states to aid the rebels, the so-called nonlethal aid including helping them organize and buying them communications equipment. as for the u.n. itself, this is pressure little action despite the words we have heard continually from almost every speaker in the john assembly podium this week. >> the regime of bashar al-assad must come to an end so the suffering of the syrian people can stop. >> this is a calamity. >> the future for syria is a future without assad. >>jonathan: that future can only be achieved with action from the u.n. that takes security council action as long as russia and china continue to resist that, and it will
with this fox news alert. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad about to address the united nations general assembly. take a look at live pictures now from the floor of the u.n. we understand that mahmoud ahmadinejad is the next speaker. this is all happening here in new york city, a little over a mile from where we are right now. mahmoud ahmadinejad expected to unleash more fiery words about the u.s. israel and other western powers. he's angry about economic sanctions imposed on iran because of his country's nuclear program, with the u.s. and many other nations convinced iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. meanwhile protestors are in the streets outside the u.n. right now, many of them iranian americans calling for the hand over of iran's u.n. seat to a group called the iranian existence for secular right. we will have his remarks translated inch toning hreurb live on our website. if you want to check it out you can head over to foxnews.com. right now brand-new stories and break news. >> reporter: including this going toe-to-toe in a crucial toss upstate, president obama and governor
today but before a world audience of allies and adversaries at the united nation. he gave a passionate tribute to the u.s. ambassador killed in libya and called on the room to make a united stand against extremism machine here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president made the focus of his united nations speech about a man who wasn't there. >> i would like to begin today by telling you about an american named chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago today. he extommed the humanity and hope stevens stood for. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago
the united nations general assembly in a just-released excerpt shows the president touching on the familiar theme which is preventing a nuclear iran, saying we respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the united nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. make no mistake, a nuclear-armed iran is not a challenge that can be contained. richard roth is at the u.n. this morning for us. richard, good morning. much anticipation about the president's speech today. >> good morning, soledad. yes, president obama, as you mentioned, is going to be speaking about iran and other hot spots in the middle east. certainly we've seen huge stories developing in the last two weeks, especially after the killing of ambassador stevens in libya. for the united states president, once again, there will behose tough remarks about iran, saying time is not limited. the u.s. president is going to be saying that there is just a time limit to diplomacy. the u.s. and many other nations extremely worried about iran's nuclear capability. iran's leader, mahmoud ahma
majority in the united nations that he can look to for aid and comfort. i think it's clearly designed to support iran's position across the board on the nuclear weapons program, syria, you name it. jon: we talk about the sanctions and we often use the word crip blink, are they? >> they are causing economic pain there is no doubt about it. the drop in the cost of oil has caused more pain. the real thing is will it stop their nuclear program and there is no evidence the sanctions are having any effect on that. >> if a nation like north korea can create nuclear weapons and it has and it's been under sanctions for years how hard would it be for the iranian toss do the same. >> it's not, as long as we continue this game and they continue to be successful in their stalling tactics, and they are very good in doing that. they've done it for years and years and years. we can't keep saying sanctions and dephreupl massey against this fact -- the clock is ticking. if they play this game long enough they will have their program. russia and china are facilitating iran's effort. jon: what do they ge
.n. but he did not go so far to call the terror attacks, he did defend free speech before the united nations and when speaking on "the view", he talked about how we are going to hunt down those who did this. he will do everything to make sure that our embassies are protected. what are your thoughts? >> well, it would've been nice if he could've seen that the embassies were protected before it our ambassador was murdered. but i am for anything taught that obama does. but he has to live up to the words. i was actually struck by things he did not say in his speech. first of all, on free speech, it's fine to stand up and talk about free speech and the importance of americans with that. but the administration will not let our intelligence community use the word islamist terrorists in reports. if you notice, he dances around it. when it came to iran, he said, again, we will do whatever it takes. but he could not back him he could not bring himself to add, including military force to stop the nuclear program. so i think that although president obama is a great speaker, i think it was too weak at cr
, president obama steps on to the world stage today with a speech off to the united nations general assembly. >> he is expected to focus on the nuclear threat from iran and the wave of violence and unrest that has spread across the middle east. and the speech comes with exactly 42 days, six weeks, until election day. abc's jake tapper reports. >> reporter: as president obama arrived in new york city, mitt romney was focussed on comments the president made to "60 minutes" about whether recent events in the muslim world gave mr. obama pause about supporting the arab spring movements. the president said no. >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that they're going to be bumped in the road. >> reporter: in colorado, the republican nominee berated the president accusing him of downplaying syria's threat. >> he said developments of the middle east are bumps in the road. yeah, that was my reaction. bumps in the road? we had a, we had an ambassador assassinated. >> reporter: the white house insisted the president was referring broadly to transformation in the region. >> there is a
passing up a chance to meet with world leaders at the united nations. our next guest says it makes the president look like he thinks he's doing such a good job and so certain he'll win the election that he's phoning it in. writing, quote: with one week to the first critical debate and five weeks until the election, president obama is so confident of victory, he no longer feels compelled to show up at work and do his job. ab stoddard is the person who wrote that, also an associate editor of "the hill." he's phoning it in, ab? >> he is this week. i mean, i really think you look at the fact that he was on letterman and "the view" and the u.n. general assembly is gathering at a time of great crises in many different places but especially in the region of the middle east, many, many countries there. we just had this tragic attack in libya which the administration is now calling an act of terror after much hemming and hawing and back and forthing, and there's serious questions being raised about, obviously, iran, and the president decided that he would not -- like last year when he met w
obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this morning with the very latest. hi, ka
, thanks very much. happening now, an extraordinary moment at the united nations. israel's prime minister literally draws a red line in a dramatic fashion on iran's nuclear program. but will the u.s. do the same? the presidential candidates make simultaneous stops in the same state and even target the same set of voters. plus, the obama campaign combines mitt romney's words with some potentially devastating pictures. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as of today we're just 40 days away until the presidential election. and for the second day in a row both mitt romney and president obama have been campaigning in the same battleground state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's national political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail watching what's going on. another dramatic day. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit
. arrives president is attending the united nations. he was as specifically about a controversial statement he made about israel. should is ruby mount wiped off the face of the map. >> if a group comes and occupies the nine states of america destroy homes while women and children are in those homes. incarcerate the youth of america. impose five different wars on the many neighbors and always threaten others what would you do? what would you do? what would you say? or would you help the people? when we say to you wiped we say the out occupation of were seeking to be wiped off this world. the path is to recognize the right of the palestinians to self- government. allow the people of palestine to make decisions regarding their own future. >> will identify it is scheduled to address the u.n. on wednesday and the world will be watching. >> secretary clinton is praising people for not inciting rage. she delivered the remarks at the current global initiative meeting in new york. >> the people of the arab world did not set out to trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tyranny of a mob. there is a
as israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu drew one before the united nations general assembly to represent the red line he wants for iran to end its nuclear program. iran's ambassador to the u.n. says he won't dignify it with a response. except to deny iran is trying to make a nuclear bomb. but president obama did respond. he and netanyahu spoke today over the telephone. cnn foreign affairs correspondent jill dougherty joining us from new york. jill, do we know what the president, president obama said to israeli prime minister? >> reporter: well, we do, fred. in fact, they issued this statement and you have to, as you're reading it, say, well, they certainly pulled that back on track because after all, you know, the president didn't meet one personally with the prime minister, and that was interpreted of course as a very cold shoulder. there was worry, though, that this was being exploited as, you know, criticism especially in this campaign as being a rift between the united states, and i should say at least present between president obama and israel so they had this telephone call. i shou
to help prevent all-out war with iran. let's go to richard roth, our senior united nations correspondent. first, let's talk about mahmoud abbas. last year he failed at that same podium to make the case that the palestinian status should be raised as a state, that they should have statehood. now he's going to go back and say we want a beefed-up status for palestinians shy of statehood. what would that accomplish? why is he doing that? >> well, for them, it's another symbolic improvement of their situation diplomatically. it is a step-down from the rousing reception he received last year when he announced that the palestinians want their own state and they made a push for it. the united states blocked them in the security council. the only organization here at the u.n. that can approve that. the u.s. has veto power. now they're back to palestinians. something called non-u.n. member status. it allows them to be on the same level as the vatican, allows them to vote in different u.n. organizations, potentially get closer in the international criminal court for bringing cases to israel. it's a
the united states and that a weak economy means weak national security. it's no surprise he tailored that message that this audience. suzanne, from a pure political standpoint, if mitt romney can't flip virginia back to the republican column -- as we know president obama won four years ago here. if he can't do that, it's going to be very tough. these are states that romney has to flip back to the republican column if he wants to be elected president. >> jim, one of the things i noticed, too, that's different here, virginia's unemployment rate is much lower than the national average. you're talking about a national average of over more than 8%, virginia hovering in the 5% range or so. is his message of creating more jobs. is that really going to resonate in virginia? >> reporter: that is why i think, suzanne, we heard him talking about defense jobs. as he was putting it here a few moments ago, if the sequestration cuts happen -- you hear it here in the local media. while the economy is doing quite well, better than the national average. we heard the governor of this state, bob mcdonne
. the fox report's chief correspondent is work the united nations today. jonathan, prime minister binyamin netanyahu is portraying this essentially as a fight between good and evil. >>jonathan: he absolutely put iran in the evil bracket. he said the regime is essentially the face of radical islam and the iranian regime would like to return the world to medieval times and the rest of the world is aware that iran has been a global sponsor of terrorism. to the delegates inside the general assembly, he put a simple question. i ask you, given this record of iranian agression without nuclear weapons, imagine iranian aggression with nuclear weapons. imagine their long-range missiles tipped with nuclear warheads, their terror networks armed with atomic bombs. who among you would feel safe in the middle east? who would be safe in europe? who would be safe in america? >>jonathan: a very simple message that the entire world should fear a nuclear armed iran. >>shepard: he went into some degree of detail about the concept of a red line. than then he -- then he showed a simple die -- diagram and he aske
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